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Wheel Editorial: Sodexo Contract Must Not Be Renewed

Posted by Students and Workers in Solidarity on March 24, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (2)

In 2013, Emory University’s Committee on Class and Labor, tasked with exploring how class functions on campus, recommended that the University should “seek to reduce significant differences between the circumstances of Emory’s staff and circumstances of contracted workers.” It is my firm belief that if Emory is truly committed to applying knowledge in the service of humanity, then it must begin to confront the vast disparities between subcontracted workers and those wo...

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SWS: Who We Are, And What You Can Do

Posted by Students and Workers in Solidarity on March 18, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

SWS recently put up some signs around campus to draw attention to the situation surrounding food service at Emory. But signs can only communicate so much, and we want to clarify the broader context: what is Students and Workers on Solidarity, and why are we interested in starting a conversation about Sodexo?


Students and Workers in Solidarity’s goal is to positively influence discussions about labor policy and income inequality on campus. Over the next few months, Emor...

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SWS Letter to Eric Bymaster - Class and Labor Committee Implementation Chair

Posted by Students and Workers in Solidarity on February 24, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Vice President Bymaster,


In April 2011, seven students – including four Emory students – were arrested on Emory's quad after camping out for five in days in protest of Emory's food service contract with Sodexo. Those students, all members of the campus organization Students and Workers in Solidarity (SWS), raised several serious concerns regarding Sodexo's practices on our campus. These concerns included the denial of core benefits, including healthcare f...

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Emory Wheel Editorial by SWS Regarding Deliberation Over Expiring Sodexo Contract

Posted by Students and Workers in Solidarity on February 24, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Emory Wheel Editorial by SWS Regarding Deliberation Over Expiring Sodexo Contract

Available on the Wheel website here: http://emorywheel.com/sodexo-workers-experiences-ignored/

With Emory’s food service contract with the French multinational corporation Sodexo set to expire at the end of this academic year, the two finalists for the next contract — Sodexo and the California food service company Bon Appetit — each presented t...

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Coverage of Arrested SWS Student Protesters Press Conference in the Emory Wheel

Posted by Students and Workers in Solidarity on April 13, 2012 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Protesters Plead Not Guilty, Await Possible Trial

By Roshani Chokshi and Jordan Friedman

Posted: 04/12/2012



The seven individuals — including four Emory graduate students — who were arrested in April 2011 for trespassing on the Emory Quadrangle while protesting the alleged mistreatment of Sodexo’s employees declared that they are not guilty yesterday and now await news regarding a possible jury trial on June 4.

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SWS Supports Emory Bus Drivers.

Posted by Students and Workers in Solidarity on September 29, 2011 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The Teamster Bus Drivers on Emory's campus were in negotiations with First Transit Management (The Emory bus transportation contractor) for the past two months.  Emory Students and Workers in Solidarity (SWS) performed a letter delegation to the regional manager of First Transit right before he went into negotiations with bus driver leaders on our campus.  Here is the letter we delivered:


September 29th, 2011


Dear Mr. Hu...

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Where Courageous Inquiry Leads...

Posted by Students and Workers in Solidarity on April 29, 2011 at 2:24 AM Comments comments (8)

A Testimony by Laura Emiko Soltis

April 28, 2011

 

 

My name is Emiko. I was one of the sevenstudents who was arrested on Monday evening for sitting in a tent in theQuadrangle. I am a fifth year PhD candidate at Emory University, and it is as amember of this beloved community that I am writing a response to PresidentWagner’s two statements regarding the “protest issue” on campus. As I do nothave the privilege of having an All Emorybutton on ...

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Emory Administration/Sodexo Spreading Misinformation about SWS and Evading Dialogue

Posted by Students and Workers in Solidarity on April 23, 2011 at 12:11 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Emory Community,


This is an urgent issue that everyone in our community must know about.


Please forward widely.


Join our facebook event to recieve future up to the minute updates as this issue further unfolds, http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149115475155521&index=1



In the interest of open communi...

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Censorship on Campus! SWS Signs Removed by Administraton!

Posted by Students and Workers in Solidarity on April 17, 2011 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Dear Emory Community,


On Friday April 15th between 9.15 and 11.30 am the Emory Grounds department removed two Students and...

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EVENT-Sodexo Truth Tour

Posted by Students and Workers in Solidarity on April 16, 2011 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)


When: 6:30 pm Wednesday April 6, 2011

Where: White Hall Room 206


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